Hands-On With Instagram's New Profile Pages

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Hands-On With Instagram's New Profile Pages
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The Instaram Profile is a smart mixture between the Instagram mobile app and Facebook's Timeline.

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Earlier today, Instagram started rolling out new web profile pages for its users. The profiles bear a striking resemblance to Facebook Timeline and act as a great way to explore the digital snapshots of Instagram brands and users.

Profiles won't be rolled out to all users until later this week but Mashable got early access and decided to take the new profile setup for a spin. Looking at my own profile page, I couldn't help but be struck by how nice it was to have the ability to browse through my past photos from the comfort of my web browser.

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The top header is a rotating array of photos and clicking on any photo opens up a modal view similar to the existing standalone photo view. From this page, users can like or comment on a photo. Users can also follow others directly from the web profile page.

Scrolling further down the profile page, photos are arranged chronologically. Each month has its own heading and hovering over an image shows the date it was taken, the number of likes it has and the number of comments. Clicking on a "load more" button at the bottom of the page does just that.

It's also easy to edit your profile -- including your name, bio, URL and email and phone number. The only thing you can't change from the profile page is your photo.

There are lots of third-party Instagram viewers (and I love Instadesk for OS X), but it's nice to have the ability to share a URL with someone to let them look at my various Instagram-memories.

What do you think of the new Instagram profiles? Let us know in the comments.

This story originally published on Mashable here.

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